Ergonofis Shift Standing Desk Review

February 5, 2022
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Review Summary

The Shift standing desk is the most affordable desk from premium Canadian standing desk maker, Ergonofis. It has a soft touch work surface that is antimicrobial and resists fingerprints that’s made in Canada, plus a Chinese-made lifting base with a 300 lb lift capacity (minus desktop weight). The warranty is five years on motors and electronics and three years on the laminated desktop.

MSRP / List Price

1,195.00 CAD

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Free shipping in Canada. Ships out from Montreal in 15-25 business days from order.


10 years for frame
5 years for motor and electrical components
3 years for laminated desktop

Lift Type

Dual-stage, dual electric motors (Chinese made)

Transit Speed

1.5 inches per second


Four height memory presets

Sizes Available

24″ x 48″
30″ x 60″
30″ x 72″

Colors Available

Desktop: Ice White, Pale Grey, Sahara, Graphite Grey and Deep Black
Frame: Black and White

Adjustment Range

Height range: 24.5″-50″ (including desktop)

Weight Capacity

300 lbs (not including weight of top, see below)

Product Weight

Laminated Desktops:
24″ x 48″: 40 lbs
30″ x 60″: 60 lbs
30″ x 72″: 72 lbs

Shipping Weight

Lifting Base:
– Weight: 75 pounds
– Box size : 50″ X 14″ X 9″

Power Consumption


ANSI/BIFMA Certified


NEAT™ Certified by Mayo Clinic



Compare to Other Canadian Standing Desks
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Compare to Other Ergonofis Products

Where to buy Buy on Ergonofis
Positives Soft-touch laminate is used to make the Shift desk's laminated desktop in Canada, pairing it with a lowered-cost Chinese-produced electric lifting base to create this entry level standing desk from Canada's premier brand in ergonomic office furniture.
Negatives The limited range of sizes and colors, and relatively basic features of the standing desk are actually on par with what other Canadian standing desk sellers offer, if not a notch above, but not nearly as broad as what many American brands offer today. The warranty is quite short relative to the price tier, again compared to what the most popular American brands are offering these days.

Bottom Line

Ergonofis is a premium brand, known for their gorgeous solid wood desks. The Shift is their entry-level desk, built on a Chinese-made lifting frame instead of an American-made one, and employing a conventional HPL laminated desktop as opposed to a pricey handcrafted one made of solid wood. While it's a pretty conventional, "middle of the road" kind of product you're buying the brand as much as you're buying the desk. And if you're north of the border what you're trading off in potentially better features and selection you may be gaining back in free shipping and less hassle and customs duties versus buying from an American purveyor.

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The Shift standing desk is the most affordable desk from Ergonofis. It features a soft touch work surface that is antimicrobial and resists fingerprints, produced in Canada.

The Shift comes in three sizes, 24″ x 48″, 30″ x 60″ and 30″ x 72″. The desktop is available in Icy White, Pale Grey, Sahara, Graphite Grey and Deep Black. The frame is available in black and white.

The desk has dual electric motors that provide 300 lbs of lifting capacity (minus the weight of the selected desktop) with a transit speed of 1.5 inches per second. The dual-stage (three segments) legs have a height adjustment range of 24.5″-50″, including the desktop.

The Ergonofis Shift desktop comes with a three-year warranty. The base is made in China and comes with a 10-year warranty on the frame and five years on electronics (learn more about made-in-USA lifting bases and about how to compare standing desk warranties).

Be sure to check out all our Top-Rated Standing Desk Reviews, but if you’re looking for something specifically Canadian, see our round-up of Canadian Standing Desk Reviews.

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